After a week of enjoying the frenzy of being cast in a Hollywood film, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, Funke Akindele has been yanked from a cast list that many believe was a fluke in the first place.
On January 10, news filtered in that Akindele would play a role in Dora Milaje’s army in the series, with the source credited to www.imdb.com. And while her fans – home and abroad – were congratulating her on the supposed achievement, the ‘Jenifa’ star did not make any comments regarding her starring in the acclaimed Hollywood movie. Now, her fans know better, as sources close to the actress and producer said they were not aware of Akindele acting in the movie.
However, at the weekend, the website changed the credits and replaced Akindele’s name and picture with that of Genevieve Nnaji. This aroused curiosity as some commenters believe that Akindele’s inclusion might have been the work of mischief makers, therefore, putting a snag on the believability of Nnaji’s enlisting.
While talks on the controversial Hollywood film role continues on the social media, many decry Akindele and her management team for keeping quiet, and tagging along with the fake news.